Whales on beach, near New Smyrna, Fla.

Whales on beach, near New Smyrna, Fla. New Smyrna Beach Florida


Stock #: 745050
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: New Smyrna Beach
State: Florida (FL)
County: Volusia
Publisher: Hugh C. Leighton Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The school of nine young sperm whales mysteriously came ashore; four were alive for several hours after they were found. The whale in front shows eye at top, blow pipe at left near sand, mouth to right. The large whale to right has been cut severely by sharks. The men are preparing to cut and boil the blubber and extract the pure speramaciti oil from the head cavities. Over 2,000 gals. was extracted. Dimensions, 7 feet by 8 feet by 40 feet.